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Topic # 12733 2-Apr-2007 20:10
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Anyone interested in a classs action to gain compensation for loss of service in the 025 network?
I know many rural and offshore fishermen are quite annoyed at the closure. The least they should offer is a decent replacement phone.
When the system shut down in Australia they compensated me A$1500.


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  Reply # 66016 2-Apr-2007 20:17
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It's unlikely you'll get anywhere.

If coverage is an important issue to you I would suggest that you contract Telecom and discuss options with them. I know of quite a few people who have had customised installs done over the past 6-12 months after approaching Telecom to discuss their options. The Motorola carphone's in particular are a really good unit.


..Or are you really just in it for the money?

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Reply # 66018 2-Apr-2007 20:21
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This has to be the dumbest idea ever

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  Reply # 66024 2-Apr-2007 21:37
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rian33:

Anyone interested in a classs action to gain compensation for loss of service in the 025 network?
I know many rural and offshore fishermen are quite annoyed at the closure. The least they should offer is a decent replacement phone.
When the system shut down in Australia they compensated me A$1500.


Compensation? Class action?

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHAHAHA!!!



What on earth for? Years of notice was given. They HAVE offered replacement phones at very reasonable rates (free to customers who spent a lot every month on their mobiles, heavily discounted to medium spenders, low discount to low spenders).

Tell me again why Telecom should compensate you for what you call a loss of service (and what the real world calls an obsolete 20 year old network being closed with 2 years notice with a modern replacement having been in place for 7 years)






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Reply # 66025 2-Apr-2007 21:39
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tonyhughes:



My one is bigger.





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  Reply # 66026 2-Apr-2007 21:40
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And annoyed rural and offshore fishermen should be using satellite phones, and high frequency radios. Being that satellite phones are actually quite cheap now, and offer virtually 100% coverage, I dont really see what the problem is.




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Reply # 66029 2-Apr-2007 22:00
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I lost 025 service about 9 years ago I wonder how much I would get $1000,000,000

Lets take them for everything they have got


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  Reply # 66030 2-Apr-2007 22:06
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rian33:

Anyone interested in a classs action to gain compensation for loss of service in the 025 network?
I know many rural and offshore fishermen are quite annoyed at the closure. The least they should offer is a decent replacement phone.
When the system shut down in Australia they compensated me A$1500.



I wonder why they really gave you $1500

This could get interesting any ideas

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  Reply # 66035 2-Apr-2007 22:35
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Dumbest idea I've heard today, right up there with Telecom switching from CDMA to GPS

When the CDMA network was launched in 2001 it was said then the 025 network would closed down. That was 6 years ago. People have known about this for a very long time. There is just no case. As for a class action... you've watched far too many American legal dramas.

Come back, reality calls.

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  Reply # 66044 3-Apr-2007 04:44
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The earliest I recall reading about the closure was mid '99 and even then they said 'a few years'.  8 years later, it's happened.

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  Reply # 66045 3-Apr-2007 07:05
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There's another new person who won't be coming back after a pack ridiculing.

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Reply # 66046 3-Apr-2007 07:22
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Whilst this suggestion is absurd, I'm not surprised to hear it. Remember when Telecom did away with the magnetic stripe phone cards in favour of shifting to chip based cards? There was a massive backlash from people who couldn't bear the thought of losing the credit on their old cards despite being given plenty of warning. In that case, Telecom eventually gave in.

Some people just can't turn down an opportunity to bash Telecom.

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  Reply # 66048 3-Apr-2007 08:08
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How much of that backlash came from phone card collectors? Telecom encouraged that group into an artificial market with as many special editions as it could produce.

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  Reply # 66049 3-Apr-2007 08:12
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I think the phone card issue was slightly different. Telecom have had a CDMA network operational for 5 1/2 years for you to move to. If you were a big payphone user you had to have a swipe card and then overnight the machine you used every day was swapped out for a chip card meaning you had no way of using your remaining credit.

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Reply # 66051 3-Apr-2007 08:44
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    Well good luck in your quest for compensation, just remember that we are in NZ and not in Australia by the way...

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  Reply # 66060 3-Apr-2007 10:28
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tonyhughes: And annoyed rural and offshore fishermen should be using satellite phones, and high frequency radios. Being that satellite phones are actually quite cheap now, and offer virtually 100% coverage, I dont really see what the problem is.


Yeah I wouldn't go near a satellite phone in NZ right now, GlobalSat satellites aren't looking too healthy apparently.


ROFL at the idea of compensation, this is lil ol NZ, we don't sue for every broken toe and fractured fingernail ;)

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